Transvulcania

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Transvulcania is a long distance race, considered one of the hardest mountain-ultramarathons in the world and one of the most important in Spain. The total route has a length of 73.3 km (45.5 mi) with a cumulative elevation gain of 4,415 m (14,485 ft) and elevation loss of 4,110 m (13,480 ft). The race takes place on the island of La Palma since 2009 and with the participation of many international runners.[1][2]

Over time additional races have been added to the original Transvulcania utramarathon proper, currently:[3]

  • Half-marathon, 24 km (15 mi) with a cumulative elevation gain of 2,201 m (7,221 ft) and elevation loss of 669 m (2,195 ft)
  • Marathon, 44 km (27 mi) with a cumulative elevation gain of 1,724 m (5,656 ft) and an elevation loss of 3,164 m (10,381 ft)
  • Vertical kilometer, 6 km (3.7 mi) with an elevation gain of 1,000 m (3,300 ft)
  • Various children's races

Winners[edit]

Course records with green background.

Year Country Man Time Country Woman Time
2009  Spain Salvador Calvo Redondo 9:00:36  Spain Marta Prat Llorens 13:37:51
2010  Spain Miguel Heras Hernández 8:09:32  Spain Nerea Martínez 10:53:33
2011  Spain Miguel Heras Hernández 7:32:11  Spain Mónica Aguilera 10:00:03
2012  United States Dakota Jones 6:59:07  New Zealand Anna Frost 8:11:31
2013  Spain Kílian Jornet 6:54:09  Sweden Emelie Forsberg 8:13:22
2014  Spain Luis Alberto Hernando 6:55:41  New Zealand Anna Frost 8:10:41
2015  Spain Luis Alberto Hernando 6:52:39  Sweden Emelie Forsberg 8:32:59
2016  Spain Luis Alberto Hernando 7:04:44  Sweden Ida Nilsson 8:14:18
2017  United States Tim Freriks 7:02:03  Sweden Ida Nilsson 8:04:16
2018  ESP Pere Aurell Bové 7:37:26  Sweden Ida Nilsson 8:40:43

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.transvulcania.com/index.php/en/modalities/inscribirse/race-course-ultramarathon
  2. ^ http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1085635
  3. ^ "Regulations of the mountain race". Transvulcania. Retrieved 2015-05-11.

External links[edit]

Official website